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    Canseco believes A-Rod 'had an affair' with wife

    Jose Canseco said he believes that Alex Rodriguez slept with his ex-wife Jessica, the New York Post reported.

    "I believe they had an affair," Canseco said during a book-signing in Ridgewood, N.J. "I'm pretty sure of it. I spoke with Alex and he denied it, but the way he denied it, it wasn't reassuring. I spoke to my ex-wife last year about it and I'm not going to say she acknowledged that they did, but she did not say that they did not."

    Canseco says he has an "ace in the hole" that he will use against Rodriguez if the Yankees star tries to attack his credibility over recent steroid allegations, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

    "I've got the ace in the hole," Canseco told the newspaper after taping a segment for the David Letterman Show to promote his new book "Vindicated". "And he knows it. So there's no way that he's going to fight me. He's trying to make it go away."

    Canseco told the newspaper that, if A-Rod threatens a lawsuit or goes public with a retort, an unidentified steroid dealer named "Max" will spill the beans about whatever he knows about Rodriguez.

    Last week, Rodriguez refused to address allegations by Canseco, who claims he introduced the three-time MVP to a steroids dealer.

    “It’s over as far as I’m concerned,” Rodriguez said Wednesday after his New York Yankees lost 4-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies. “No further comment on the matter. I’m just excited to be playing baseball.”

    In the book, “Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and The Battle to Save Baseball,” Canseco claimed he introduced Rodriguez to a steroids dealer named “Max.” Excerpts from the book, slated for publication on April 1, were posted on deadspin.com before being removed Wednesday.

    Canseco wrote that Rodriguez approached him years ago and asked where “one” might acquire steroids. During an interview to be broadcast Thursday by ABC’s “Nightline,” Canseco said he won’t produce evidence to back his claim.

    “The timing’s not right,” Canseco said, according to excerpts released by ABC. “Let’s see how Alex reacts. Let’s see if they all call me a liar again. How’s that for you? Let’s see if all of a sudden they’re going to call me a liar again.”

    During the ABC interview, Canseco refused to identify “Max.”

    “We’ll keep him out of it until the time is proper,” Canseco said.

    Yankees officials aren’t concerned about a potential distraction.

    “Alex is one of the guys who can focus on the job at hand,” New York manager Joe Girardi said. “I think he understands his surroundings better now. I’ve always felt that it takes players a little bit of time to figure out New York. And I found it to be a wonderful place to play. I loved it. But it takes some time. Some players it takes longer than others. But once you figure it out, it’s an awesome place to play.

    “He’s always going to command a lot of attention because of the type of player he is,” Girardi added. “And everything he does is going to be under a microscope. Is that fair? I don’t know if it’s fair, but it’s reality.”

    According to a report by The Record of Bergen County, N.J., Yankees senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner defended Rodriguez.

    “Consider the source, that’s number one,” Steinbrenner told the paper, referring to Canseco. “He wouldn’t have been able to hit the ball out of the infield without steroids.”

    “There are certain naturals. There are guys who can just do it, and Alex is one of those guys,” Steinbrenner was quoted as saying by the newspaper’s Web site.

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talked briefly with Rodriguez.

    “He’s been through so much over so long,” Cashman said. “He’s fine. You don’t predict the future on this stuff, but I would think that this is something that isn’t an issue for him. I’ve got a lot of other things to be worried about more than Alex Rodriguez, to be honest. You’d like to think he’d be the least of our worries.”

    Rodriguez has had a strong spring training, hitting .432 (16-for-37) with three homers and eight RBIs.

    “I’m in a great frame of mind,” he said. “I just plan to continue exactly what I was doing last year.”
    First the steroids, and now this...

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    I don't give two flying fucks what A-Rod does in his goddamn fucking personal life. It's called a fucking personal life for a fucking reason. For all I care he could be fucking 20,000 women I don't give a fuck.

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